John Longstaff | the artist




The artist John Longstaff
Born March 10 1861, Clunes, Victoria, Australia.
Died Oct 1 1941 Melbourne.

Style and technique of the artist: Archibald Prize, Painting,


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Born at Clunes, Victoria in 1862, John Longstaff studied at the Melbourne National Gallery School under George Folingsby. In 1887 he won the National Gallery of Victoria’s first Travelling Scholarship which enabled him to travel to Paris where he studied at Cormon’s. An academic artist at heart he exhibited his work at the Paris Salon. In 1894 Longstaff moved to London where he gained a reputation as a fashionable portrait painter…
Arrival of Burke, Wills and King at the deserted camp at Cooper’s Creek, Sunday evening, 21st April 1861’ and ‘Gippsland, Sunday night, February 20th, 1898’
4 Portraits
Amy Johnson (Amy Mollison)
Portrait of Suzanne Hay 1900


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